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    • Bowden, Peter (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 12: API 682 was first published in 1994 and it became established as the industry leading document for mechanical seals. It promoted proven, high reliability seal solutions across refining markets. As new sealing ...
    • Cloud, C. Hunter; Kocur, John (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 18: Understanding the lateral rotordynamic behavior is critical in determining the reliability/operability of rotating equipment. Whether examining a centrifugal pump or compressor, steam or gas turbine, motor or ...
    • Tiow, OOI Kim (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 25
    • Laney, Scot; Bauer, Derrick; Ando, Akiyoshi (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 12: Closed centrifugal compressor impellers have been manufactured using several methods through the years. Due to limitations of the materials and machining processes, most of these impellers have been manufactured ...
    • Porreca, Luca; Zhu, Wentao (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 10: Main air compressors used for air separation units (ASU) applications have a suction at ambient conditions and deliver air to a pressure range between 5.6 ~ 6.5 bara. Therefore, the performances of the compressor ...
    • Tokuyama, Shinichiro; Ujihara, Diogo Yoshikazu; Nakaniwa, Akihiro; Saburi, Satoshi (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 1: Pre-Salt development projects continue to expand offshore Brazil into ever deeper waters year after year. Consequently, the required Discharge Pressures for Re-Injection Compressors aboard FPSO’s are likely to ...
    • Sabharwal, Mohit; Kumar, Arun; Paliwal, Dilip (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 24: Author intends to convey: 1. Importance of having Mechanical Seal Refurbishment facility in a refinery complex, supported by interesting case studies on critical mechanical seal failures. Minimum set up ...
    • Markan, Rakesh (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 11: National Fertilizers Limited, Nangal Unit, India had under taken the revamp of Steam Turbine of Synthesis Gas Compressor in January 2014. The plant startup, after machine revamp, was delayed by 40 days, ...
    • Wygant, Karl; Bygrave, Jonathan; Bosen, Werner; Pelton, Rob (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 7: Integrally geared compressors (IGC’s) are common in plant/instrument air service as well as air separation applications, and continue to gain acceptance over a wide range of other applications. An IGC can achieve ...
    • Forsthoffer, William Eugene; Forsthoffer, Michael Sean (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 4
    • Hata, Satoshi; Ikeno, Kyoichi; Tasaki, Akinori; Walton, Matt; Jain, Abhay (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 9: Changing markets, industry demands for increased efficiency and long term operation, and availability of new technology have all contributed in development of more efficient and reliable turbomachines. The ...
    • Bhat, Vasanth M.; Aaron, Quek Ser King (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 8: Global Environment concerns and need for more optimized production costs is driving all industries including Oil & Gas to look at more ways to reduce energy consumption without compromising on plant throughputs. ...
    • Kurz, Rainer; White, Robert C.; Winkelmann, Bernhard; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 10C: This tutorial discusses the design and function of surge control systems, or more precisely, surge avoidance systems on the basis of the behavior of centrifugal compressors when they interact with compression ...
    • Belardini, Elisabetta; Rubino, Dante Tommaso; Tapinassi, Libero; Pelella, Marco (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 16: The characterization of the compressor behavior in all quadrants of performance map has acquired, in the last years, growing attention. Two dedicated experimental campaigns have been performed to characterize ...
    • Goebel, Daniel; Schmidt, Glenn (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 1: This paper will discuss the challenges with contamination of gas seals. The reliability of gas seals is largely dependent on having a continuous supply of clean and dry seal gas. In dynamic mode, gas ...
    • Agahi, Reza; Ershaghi, Behrooz; Al-Halaki, Saleh; Mayne, Trevor (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 8: Ethylene plant process and turbo expander technology developments have been interrelated and dependent on each other’s. Design improvements and technology innovations associated with inflow radial turbine, turbo ...
    • Bhat, Vasanth; Suthan, Thangavel (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 12
    • Botros, Kamal; Hill, Steven; Grose, Jordan (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 2: Many facilities employ two or more centrifugal compressors, operated in either series or parallel configurations. An accurately designed surge control system that includes multiple compressors with the associated ...
    • Ganesan, Vijay; Busse, Stephan; Demmig, Sven (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 3: Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are being increasingly employed in oil and gas (O&G) applications due to their better efficiency, reliability and process control when compared to conventional drives. In comparison ...
    • Kurz, Rainer; Marechale, Russell K.; Fowler, Edward J.; Ji, Min; Cave, Michael J. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 14: Centrifugal compressors are at times required to operate in or near the choke region. Various limits of the degree of allowable operation in choke have been established. Based on test data and numerical data, ...